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Maggie Smith stars in Keeping Mum. Opens Friday. (See Movies, this page.)
Maggie Smith stars in Keeping Mum. Opens Friday. (See Movies, this page.) (Thinkfilm)

RENAISSANCE -- The futuristic film noir employs an innovative motion-capture technique in a gritty tale about a Parisian detective (voiced by Daniel Craig, the next James Bond) who searches for a young woman who has been kidnapped. At Landmark E Street Cinema.

SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS -- A smarmy confidence instructor and life coach of sorts (Billy Bob Thornton) teaches Jon Heder how to ask a girl out and more.

THE U.S. VS. JOHN LENNON -- See Can't Miss, previous page.

[On Stage]

MY FAIR LADY -- Opens Tuesday. Through Nov. 19. The classic "Pygmalion" story is the last show put on by Signature Theatre before it moves to its new two-theater complex in Shirlington Village. Signature Theatre, 3806 S. Four Mile Run Dr., Arlington. $37-$63. 703-218-6500.

THE FOREIGNER -- Opens Wednesday. Through Oct. 22. In Larry Shue's comedy, a painfully shy man on vacation avoids conversation with others by pretending that he's from another country and can't speak English. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney. $34-$44. 301-924-3400.

VALOR, AGRAVIO Y MUJER . . . STRIPPING DON JUAN -- Opens Thursday. Through Oct. 22. A modern twist is put on the 17th-century comedy by Ana Caro, one of the few female playwrights of Spain's Golden Age. The story follows a woman who takes revenge on Don Juan by taking away his machismo. In Spanish with English subtitles. Gala Hispanic Theatre, Tivoli Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. $30-$34, seniors, students and military $20-$26. 202-234-7174.

ROLL ON! -- Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Tony-winning singer Melba Moore and Grammy winner Michael Winans Sr. star in this gospel musical about a black family rooted in the church. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $35-$45. 202-397-7328.

DANCE DC FESTIVAL -- Friday, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 1, 1-4 p.m. The third annual festival includes flamenco, capoeira , hip-hop, hand-dancing, bhangra and other folk and traditional dance forms presented by local artists. Ziva's Spanish Dance Ensemble, salsa group DC Casineros, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, Coyaba Dance Theater, Daniel Phoenix Singh and other companies perform. The event includes youth-oriented performances and activities. Various locations. For details, check . Free. 202-724-5613.

NINE PARTS OF DESIRE -- See Can't Miss, previous page.

THE SECOND CITY: TRUTH, JUSTICE OR THE AMERICAN WAY -- Friday at 6:30 and 9 p.m. The well-known Chicago comedy troupe delivers a show rife with political satire that plays off the day's headlines. National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. $25. 202-357-3030.

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA -- Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Rude Mechanicals put their own spin on the Shakespearean love story. DCAC, 2438 18th St. NW. $15. 202-462-7833 or 703-774-7867.

TEN BRECHT POEMS -- Friday at 10 p.m.; Saturday at 4 and 10 p.m. The two-woman theater piece presented by the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble and NACL Theater focuses on German playwright and social critic Bertolt Brecht's "10 Poems." Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. Free. 202-387-7638.

PRINCE GEORGE'S CLASSIC COMEDY SHOW -- Saturday at 8 p.m. Mike Brooks, Guy Torry, Arnez J and Marvin Dixon provide their own brand of comedy. Warner Theatre, 13th and E streets NW. $32.50-$42.50. 202-783-4000 or 202-397-7328.

FRANKENSTEIN -- Closes Oct. 1. Synetic Theater premieres this production under the umbrella of the Kennedy Center Prelude Festival. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $30. 202-467-4600.

THE GINGHAM DOG -- Through Oct. 22. A 1960s interracial marriage is tested in Lanford Wilson's dramatic play as political and social strains take their toll. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $27-$32. 202-399-7993.

CABARET -- Through Oct. 29. Enjoy the story about a young journalist who becomes enamored of a nightclub performer. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW. $55-$74. 202-488-3300.


NATIONALS -- Tuesday-Thursday at 7:05 p.m. against the Philadelphia Phillies. Friday-Saturday at 7:05 p.m. and Oct. 1 at 1:05 p.m. against the New York Mets. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. $3-$45. 202-397-7328.

CAPITALS -- Friday at 7 p.m. The Caps play their last preseason game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. $9-$68. 202-397-7328.

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